Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Leading From Behind Only Leads To Tragic Consequences

The president scolds us about us not accepting Syrians, the very people the allowed to be gassed after implementing his red line...WH Press Secretary (satire)

The attacks  in France  should surprise no one. After all, radical Islamists have been murdering innocents now for decades. In the U.S. alone, at least 73 Islamist terror attacks or plots have been thwarted since 2001. (Heritage Foundation). But one fact has not changed. Pres. Obama continues to shun being the leader of the free world. In an age of Islamist terrorism, the U.S. has a president who still refuses to even acknowledge who the enemy is.

And therein lies the problem. It's often said "if America doesn't lead, no one leads." Fortunately, we're witnessing other world leaders taking up the mantle to take on and destroy ISIS and other radical Islamist. And who would have guessed that France would lead in this war against radical Islam?  Andrea Peyser of the NY Post wrote recently: "It's beyond surreal that the president of France is making the American president look like a cheese-eating amateur." To further prove her point, she pointed out that Obama's first reaction to the attacks in France included his lame proclamation: "I don't want to speculate at this point in terms of who was responsible for this." At least, he and his administration didn't blame some Internet video.

In the middle of this administration's conspicuous fecklessness, we witnessed democrats in their most recent debate actually blame the rise of radical Islamist terrorism on climate change. That was followed by Hillary Clinton's appearance on ABC's "This Week" when she avoided using the term "radical" Islam. Rubio was quick to respond to Clinton's nonsense when he pointed out correctly: "That would be like saying we weren't at war with the Nazis because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren't violent themselves."

And yet, the kind of lunacy exhibited by progressives continues to have its supporters. It's times like that when I wonder if it's over. One fact remains certain. As long as this American president continues to lead from behind, there will continue to be many innocent dead bodies left in the wake of his warped ideology. And what does it say about an American president who continues to put American citizens at risk?

Postscript:   It's now also clear the Obama Administration's foreign police (Libya, Syria, N. Korea, Iran, Russia, China and more) has been a total failure.  In addition,  this was also in Hillary Clinton's wheelhouse.